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Searching for the New Luxury?

Loved Clothes Last

As a response to the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh Orsola de Castro and Carry Sommers founded in 2013 Fashion Revolution, a not-for-profit global movement that campaigns for systemic reform of the fashion industry with a focus on the need for greater transparency in the fashion supply chain. During Fashion Colloquium: Searching for the new Luxury  (May 31st, the Netherlands) Orsola de Castro discussed the Fashion Revolution magazine issue Love Clothes Last. It explores waste and mass-consumption in the fashion industry, and hopes to inspire readers to buy less, care more, and know how to make the clothes they love last last for longer.

Orsola de Castro

Orsola de Castro is an internationally recognised opinion leader in sustainable fashion. Her career started as a designer with the pioneering upcycling label From Somewhere, which she launched in 1997 until 2014. 

Her designer collaborations include collections for Jigsaw, Tesco, Speedo, and 4 best selling capsule collections for Topshop from 2012 to 2014. In 2006, she co-founded the British Fashion Council initiative Estethica at London Fashion Week, which she curated until 2014. 

In 2013, with Carry Somers, she founded Fashion Revolution, a global campaign with participation in over 100 countries around the world. Orsola is a regular key note speaker and mentor, Associate Lecturer at UAL, as well as Central Saint Martins Visiting Fellow.